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Yan Gomes gladly gives up number 10 for Edwin Encarnacion

Morning news and notes for Monday, January 30, 2016

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Here’s to a great week of more NBA “drama”, Mike Napoli rumors, and the calendar inching closer to Spring Training!

Tribe News

Gomes happy to give Encarnacion number 10 and turn page on troubling year |

Yan was more than accommodating with the number swap and is ready to a bounce back year. From Zack Meisel:

When the Indians signed Edwin Encarnacion, Yan Gomes called his new (and old) teammate.

"I'm like, 'Hey, you need my number?'" Gomes said.

Encarnacion wore No. 10 with the Blue Jays for the last six seasons. Gomes has sported the same number the last four years with Cleveland.

The agreement materialized quickly. Encarnacion donned a No. 10 uniform when the organization introduced him at Progressive Field earlier this month. Gomes sported a No. 7 jersey at Tribe Fest. The terms of the number swap will be finalized later, likely during spring training.

"You're trying to keep a guy like that happy," Gomes said. "If he wants No. 10, he can have it as many times as he wants."

Indians fans play word association at Tribe Fest |

A neat little video from the weekend’s gathering whereby fans were asked what first popped into their mind when they heard a word. I was waiting for “sacrifice bunt,” but that must’ve been left on the editing room floor.

Mejia makes big jump on Top 100 prospects list |

The stud catcher with the 50-game hitting streak is ranked as baseball 40th best prospect, a jump of 44 spots from the midseason list. Impressive!

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